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Development Assessment Streamlined – Queensland

Development Assessment Streamlined – Queensland

Background Probably the vast majority of land development in Queensland is managed through the framework of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). Chapter 2 therein identifies the various State planning instruments against which assessable development is to be assessed by the relevant assessment manager (usually…

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Sustainable Planning ACT Reform Unveiled

Sustainable Planning ACT Reform Unveiled

ADC congratulates the State Government for the proposed reforms to Queensland’s Planning System SPA reform unveiled today Amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, introduced to Parliament today (13 September) will seek to reduce complexity and general inefficiencies in the planning system which have plagued…

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From the Planning Desk

From the Planning Desk

This case stresses the importance of seeking a record of the history of approvals over a site that is subject of development intentions. The judgment in this case ruled that conditions of a development approval from 1994 are still current and valid and that a…

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Smart Governance – Not More Red tape!

Smart Governance – Not More Red tape!

ADC reaffirm our plea for improved efficiencies in State Planning Processes and best practice for Local Government. We also reiterate that now is not the time to introduce a State Planning Policy for Coastal Management (refer to our previous article on the QLD Coastal Plan) which could potentially…

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The Elephant In The Cupboard The Coastal Management Plan Must Be Stopped

The Elephant In The Cupboard The Coastal Management Plan Must Be Stopped

The Elephant in the Cupboard – Why in its current format the State Government’s Plan for Coastal Management Needs To Be Stopped The Queensland Coastal Plan (QCP) has been brought about by a three-year statutory review of the existing State Coastal Management Plan (2001). The…

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